The Race of Toad and Deer

The Race of Toad and Deer Cover

The Race of Toad and Deer

By Pat Mora; Pat Mora (Retold by); Domi (Illustrator)

Groundwood Books, Hardcover, 9780888994349, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 23, 2001

Description

An arrogant deer who is always boasting about his speed and strength is finally challenged to a race by a wily toad. All the jungle’s inhabitants the jaguar, the toucan, the tapir, and the armadillo gather to watch this unlikely competition. But with the help of his friends, the toad manages to defeat his adversary, proving the value of brains over brawn. Domi, an artist from Mexico, brings her signature brilliant palette and charming humor to the illustrations.



About the Author
Pat Mora is an award-winning author and the founder of the family literacy initiative El dia de los ninos/ El dia de los libros, Children's Day/ Book Day, now housed at the American Library Association. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Pat Mora es una autora premiada y la fundadora de El dia de los ninos/ El dia de los libros, un programa para promover la lectura entre familia. El programa es auspiciado por la Asociacion Americana de Bibliotecas, American Library Association (ALA). Ella vive en Santa Fe, Nuevo Mexico.



Pat Mora is an award-winning author and the founder of the family literacy initiative El dia de los ninos/ El dia de los libros, Children's Day/ Book Day, now housed at the American Library Association. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Pat Mora es una autora premiada y la fundadora de El dia de los ninos/ El dia de los libros, un programa para promover la lectura entre familia. El programa es auspiciado por la Asociacion Americana de Bibliotecas, American Library Association (ALA). Ella vive en Santa Fe, Nuevo Mexico.



Domi is a self-taught artist and runs a major studio that produces pottery and engravings.